Meet the Staff
Bonnie Depermentier - Owner/Director
"To improve is to change,
to be perfect is to change often"
Welcome, my name is Bonnie DePermentier and I am the co-owner (with my husband Jim) and director of All My Children Learning Center in Souderton, PA. AMC was founded January 5, 1983. I have three grown children, Jessica, Justin, and Jared who I am so proud of as they further their education. Jim and I live in Skippack, PA with our dog Kanye. I am so thankful for a great family who has supported me as I operated my schools. All My Children started out as a group home (caring for 12 children) to operating 3 centers; AMC Franconia, the former The Young and the Restless in Souderton, and the Bold and the Beautiful in Perkasie. AMC is like a soap opera each day. I have 33 years working with children. I have my B.S. in Elementary Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from Mansfield University and have over 300 hours of training! I have also completed the Director Credentials courses. Being in education you become a life-long learner…I just completed my Child Care Health Advocate certification that will allow me to assist my AMC families with any health issues that may arise with their child. The parents and teachers really partner together for all the children. I have 5 current children enrolled whose mother or father was once enrolled child at AMC. All My Children Learning Center is a STAR-4 site mandated by the Keystone STARS program. I love coming to work each day watching the children grow and learn. I wish you can see the excitement in their eyes when they learn something new or the important work they do as they play with their friends and teachers. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your child's early years.
- Jim Depermentier - Owner
Hello! My name is Jim DePermentier (aka: Mr. Jim to the kids) and the other proud "co-owner" of All My Children Learning Center! Along with Bonnie I\'m proud to have raised 3 awesome children; Jessica, Justin, and Jared, all of whom got their start her at AMC. I\'m a graduate of Temple University with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration and Accounting. I\'m also a current licensed Certified Public Accountant. I previously worked as a controller for a nationally known candy manufacturer and for a public relations firm in Center City, Philadelphia. The best decision I ever made was leaving the business corporate world to help my amazing wife and business partner build upon and expand an already successful child care business. I love seeing the excitement on the faces of the children when they have accomplished something together. My main goal each day is to ensure that our staff is prepared with all of the essentials necessary to provide each child with an amazing day!
- Maureen Picknally - Assistant Director
Hi! My name is Maureen Picknally and I am the Assistant Director at All My Children Learning Center. I graduated from Millersville University in 2007 with a Psychology Degree, and I received my Elementary Education Teaching Certificate from Gwynedd-Mercy College in 2011. I most recently obtained my Director's Credential Certificate from Chestnut Hill College. I have plenty of experience with children. I student taught in the North Penn School District in a 3rd grade classroom. I was also a preschool teacher for a year and a nanny for a family of three as well. In 2009, I traveled to Colorado to teach outdoor education to 6th graders. That was an amazing experience that I will never forget. I recently spent the last two years working in the School District of Springfield Township with children that have special needs. Kids can always find a way to put a smile on my face! When I am not working, you can find me coaching my niece's 6th grade lacrosse team, enjoying any outdoor activity, playing board games, and spending time with my husband, family, and friends. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. I love working with your children at AMC!
- Kathy Lunde - Kindergarten Teacher
Hello, I am Ms. Lunde and I am the Kindergarten teacher here at All My Children Learning Center. I have been at AMC for the past 10 years teaching Kindergarten. I graduated Cum Laude from Rowan University with a Bachelor in Education. I was the 2007 "Champion of Professional Development" for the Southeast Key and I am one of the schools representatives for the Parent Advisory Committee. I have over 30 years' experience working with children ages 3-6. I have also done trainings with the Montgomery County I.U. to work with children on the Autism Spectrum. My goal is to provide each child with a safe, stimulating, fun environment, where they feel comfortable to share their ideas and emotions. I want them to grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally, into unique individuals who are excited about school and learning. Teaching children encourages me to be a lifelong learner. I love to bring new ideas, techniques, and activities to my Kindergarten classroom.
- Ms. Marquita - Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Hi, my name is Ms. Marquita and I am one of the Pre-Kindergarten Teachers at All My Children Learning Center. I love the staff, school, and of course the kids here at AMC. I have taught pre-k before for a year and have worked with ages 1-5 while working through school. I received my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Towson University. I have always enjoyed working with children because it makes my job fun and exciting. There is never a dull moment at AMC! I grew up in Philadelphia and have lived in Souderton for the past few years. I have a loving and very supportive family that has always encouraged me to go for my dreams! I look forward to an amazing school year with my Pre-K class!
- Ms. Jen - Preschool Teacher
Hi, my name is Ms. Jen and I am the Preschool Teacher here at All My Children Learning Center. I have been the preschool teacher here for the past 15 years. I currently hold my CDA and I am continuing my education at Montgomery County Community College. I also participate in yearly trainings sponsored by the PA Keys. I enjoy the children and watching them learn and grow each day. Every day is a new adventure, never a boring moment. My classroom is always busy with art projects, learning a new letter of the week, playing outdoors, and interacting with other children. I love my preschool room and hope you will too!
- Ms. Stephanie - Three's Teachers
Hi, I'm Ms. Stephanie and I am the Three Year Old teacher here at All My Children Learning Center. I have been working at AMC for the past 14 years. I have two boys, both whom are AMC alum. I currently have my CDA and looking to finish my Associates. I am so proud to work at a STAR 4 center. The changes we have made have been a positive thing in helping the children learn and grow and create a strong connection with every family. I love being able to help children learn to do things for themselves and teaching them how to treat others with kindness and respect. Patience is a virtue. We have a lot of fun in my three year old classroom and I hope you will too!
- Ms. Rebecca - Two's Classroom Teacher
Hi, I'm Ms. Rebecca and I am the Two year old teacher here at All My Children Learning Center. I have been here for 4 years working with the 2's. I also have worked with two year olds for the past 16 years. I am currently finishing my degree in Early Childhood Education. I love the 2's especially because you never know what they are going to say or do next. My room is always colorful and inviting to allow the children to feel a sense of comfort and care when they get to school in the morning. I love sign-language and use it throughout the entire day in my classroom. The children love learning sign-language and sharing what they learn with their parents. Teaching is about embracing every child. I look forward to another terrific year in the two year old classroom!
- Mr. Andrew - Teacher Assistant/School Age Teacher
Hi, my name is Mr. Andrew and I wear many hats here at All My Children. In the morning I assist in the Kindergarten class and in the afternoon I am the head school age teacher. I started working at AMC this fall and love the staff and the children. I have my degree in Music and Theater from Seton Hill University. I started teaching music lessons at the conservatory of music and dance and have taught there for the past 2 years. I love being able to share my passion about music with the children every day. They are a joy to work with and help me to grow as in this profession. I have worked at a previous center with the school age children during the summer before coming to work at AMC. I look forward to being the new school age teacher and working with the amazing staff this year!
- Ms. Donna - Older Toddler Teacher
Hi, I'm Ms. Donna and I am the older toddler teacher here at All My Children Learning Center. I have been working at AMC for the past 15 years in the older toddler room. I currently hold my CDA and have completed my years of trainings conducted at the school and sponsored by the PA Keys. I enjoy working with children because it gives me satisfaction knowing that I am a positive influence in a child's life. I am very excited for a great school year with my new group of older toddlers! I have 3 grown children and one grandson. I am very lucky to get to spend so much time with the children every day.
- Ms. Amanda - Infant Teacher
Hi, I'm Ms. Amanda and I am the assistant infant teacher her at All My Children Learning Center. I have worked at AMC for a year. I have taken several trainings while being at AMC and proud to be Infant/Child CPR certified! I graduated from Kutztown University with a degree in Fine Arts and I minored in Psychology. I really enjoy spending time with the babies here. I enjoy watching the little ones grow! They make me smile every day. Teaching and learning both take patience and understanding. I am excited to start another year in the infant room with a new bunch of little ones ready to grow and learn!
- Ms. Jackie - Young Toddler Teacher
Hi, my name is Ms. Jackie and I am the young toddler teacher here at All My Children Learning Center. I have been at AMC for 7 years. I have also volunteered at a church vacation bible school, watching infants and young toddlers. I currently have my CDA and I am working on completing my Associates in Early Childhood Education. I love watching the children grow and learn, and witnessing all their milestones. Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. I look forward to another great school year with my group of young toddlers.
- Ms. Gaynell – Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Hello, my name is Gaynell. I am so excited to start a new chapter of my life and make memories here at All My Children. My family and I just moved to Quakertown. I am married with 4 kids and 9 grandchildren, with one on the way! I have been working in this field for 25 years. I attended Delaware County Community College, I have my CDA and my Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, along with my Director's Credential. I love spending time with my family, vacationing, and watching the grandchildren. I am looking forward to providing the students with a well-rounded quality education while at the same time providing them with a safe, nurturing and healthy environment. My goal is to "touch the heart of a child." Every day is a learning experience – whether it is "me teaching them or them teaching me."
- Ms. Jenna – 2's Room
Hi! My name is Ms. Jenna and I am an assistant teacher for this school year! I have been working in the childcare system since I was 18 years old. In April of 2014 I obtained my Child Development Associate's (CDA) credential. I do plan to go back to school to expand my knowledge in education. I really enjoy working with children and seeing them change and grow throughout the year. In my free time I enjoy going to the beach and hanging out with friends. I am looking forward to a fun school year!
- Ms. Valerie – Pre-Kindergarten
Hello! My name is Ms. Valerie and I am the Pre-Kindergarten teacher here at All My Children. I grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Kean University with my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood and English in 2007 and with my Master's degree in Early Childhood Education in 2010. While living in New Jersey, I gained experience teaching in grades P-5. I have also taught both Pre-Kindergarten and Private Kindergarten near the Harrisburg area. Our classroom is an environment where students are actively constructing their own knowledge through self-discovery. I am looking forward to this year at All My Children!
- Diane Drummond - Director
Hi! My name is Diane Drummond and I am the Director here at All My Children Learning Center in Perkasie. I was born and raised in West Chester, where I lived with my mother, father, and younger brother. I went to college at Millersville University where I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood Education.
After graduating in December 2006 from Millersville University, I moved back home to West Chester where I became the head three year old teacher at a local pre-school. After a year as a teacher, I was promoted into the office and became the Director for the last six years. In the last year and a half at that center, I was promoted to Executive Director, where I was in charge of two centers. I moved to the Hatfield area to work at AMC, and have loved every minute of it! The staff and families are what make this job fun.
When I am not at the center, I like to read, watch movies, swim, and go hiking. I can also be found at concerts-especially country ones on the summer time.
- Ms. Danielle – Pre-Kindergarten
I am very excited to be a new member of the AMC team! I started as the Prekindergarten teacher this fall here at the Perkasie site. After graduating in 2007 from DeSales University, I have worked in a variety of settings with children who have special needs. I love children and am amazed at how they learn and grow so fast! I feel learning should be fun and hands on, with lots of sensory experiences. I am a mother of two little ones myself. I love photography. I enjoy reading, and spending time with my family and friends. My favorite children's book author is Eric Carle. I look forward to a great school year!
- Ms. Charlene – Kindergarten Teacher
Hi, my name is Charlene Shisler and I am the Kindergarten Teacher. I am excited to be working here at All My Children in Perkasie and am looking forward to meeting all of you! Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I graduated from Gwynedd-Mercy College in May of 2012. I have a degree in Elementary and Special Education and am certified in Early Childhood Education. For my pre-student teaching experience I taught in an Autistic Support classroom, and for student teaching I taught 5th grade. Upon graduation from college I worked in a day care center in Quakertown. There I taught Pre-Kindergarten, toddlers, and young toddlers. During my time at All My Children in Souderton, I have substituted and in the Kindergarten classroom, as well as with the school age children and young toddlers. In my free time I enjoy reading books, spending time with my family, and working on my Master's Degree. I am looking forward to learning and growing here at AMC!
- Ms. Mary - Young Toddler Teacher
Hi, my name is Ms. Mary. I am a mom of three older children, who are presently pursuing their own careers in Valley Forge. Spring is one of my favorite seasons. I enjoy gardening; I find it to be very relaxing. In my spare time I design gift baskets for various occasions, travel, movies, and reading are some of my hobbies. I have worked with children for about 15 years with various ages, mostly infants and toddlers whom I enjoy watching grow, accomplishing new milestones daily. I have worked at AMC for about three years; my children have learned so much; from colors, shapes, playing instruments, counting, cutting, and pasting. They have learned independence, self-confidence, and manners along with practicing developing their own individual personalities. Education should be exciting and fun. Children should look forward to seeing their teacher and experience a new day through imaginative play, experimenting, problem solving, and communication with parents, teacher's, and peers. AMC has been a positive experience for myself and the children. The center is full of new educational experiences, playground equipment, and is a safe, clean, and healthy environment for the children. I have my nursing license, CDA certificate, and First Aid/CPR certificates. I have attended various classes and workshops in early childhood education like learning disorders, behavior problems, and health and safety.
- Ms. Jennifer – Infant Room Teacher
My name is Ms. Jennifer, and I am proud and honored to be your child's teacher in the infant room here at All My Children. After graduating from Philadelphia's Northeast High School in 1995, I quickly landed my first job at Gina's Daycare as an assistant young toddler teacher. A year later, I landed a position where I would spend the next nine years. I became an assistant teacher at Little Learners in Philadelphia working with four year olds. I have had much experience in day cares since then with kids of all ages. I was also able to further my education by obtaining my CDA. While an as an aide in a Kindergarten classroom, I discovered my passion for teaching. I knew that I wanted to be that person, filling children's heads with knowledge and making an impact in their lives. However, I wanted to be a teacher not just to reward the children and their parents, but also myself as well. In my free time, I love to spend time with my husband and three children. I enjoy reading, quality time with my family, and quiet walks in the park. When inspiration strikes, I also enjoy writing poetry and drawing. I am excited to start the next phase of my journey here at All My Children and I look forward to working with your children!
- Ms. Kourtney – Toddler Teacher
Hi, my name is Kourtney Rex and I am the Infant Room Teacher here at All My Children. I graduated from Pennridge High School in 2010. I am currently preparing to take the Child Development Credential exam (CDA). Throughout high school I took child development classes and volunteered in the daycare at my school. I knew then that I wanted to work with children. I have completed many trainings on child care and development. I helped my family to raise my niece (now 8 years old) who came to live with me and my family when she was 2 weeks old. I was also a nanny for my neighbor's toddler. I have worked with the Infants and toddlers at AMC for 2 years. I have also floated in the older children's classrooms. In my free time I love to watch movies, take walks, and go to the beach. I look forward to a fun-filled year at AMC.